727 Howard Street, Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 859-9427

We did it!

Empowerment Center

We did it!

Dear Applicant,
We’re pleased to tell you we determined you’re exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).”
WHOOT!!
This sentence is a BIG DEAL and means we’ve crossed a major hurdle new nonprofits face – from April 28, 2017 forward, all donations made to Hip Circle Empowerment Center are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.The best part of this is the feeling of meeting a Big Goal. Big Goals often keep us waiting and require work that often doesn’t show where others can see it. We spend time and energy, we give the goal our worry and stress attention, we let it consume our thoughts and feelings. And we don’t always succeed. That part isn’t guaranteed. We do all the work we can and hope the outcome matches the goal.
When it does…how sweet it is!
This Big Goal will enable us to apply for grants. It will enable us to fully partner with other nonprofit organizations. It means we’re eligible for matching programs offered by companies (maybe yours?). It gives an extra level of comfort to donors, knowing that we have guidelines we’re beholden to in terms of use and reporting of funds.
We are so thankful for all the support and encouragement we’ve received since starting down this path! This Big Goal is only the start – now it’s time to set new Big Goals and work towards them, with you, as we push towards a future where ALL women truly believe they are strong, beautiful, and worthy of attention!